To motivate and inspire women and children of all ages to become active participants in their communities by providing them with training and capacity building that enables them to take action in solving social and environmental issues in the neighborhoods. We firmly believe in the power of one and that community action starts with individual participation.
Founded eighteen years ago (2004) in the City of Los Angeles, Mujeres de la Tierra takes pride in having a local, state, and national impact through our values and culturally relevant programs that have won us recognition from the Anacostia Museum, the City of Los Angeles and surrounding communities.
Mujeres de la Tierra has the distinction of being the first Latina-founded and led 501(c)(3) environmental equity nonprofit that focus on the healing of La Madre Tierra (Mother Earth) in Southern California. We are dedicated to advocating and fighting to revert the effects of negative social and environmental impacts placed upon vulnerable communities, especially those that are immigrant, low-income, and/ or people of color. We believe self-empowerment is the most effective tool to inspire leadership, individually and collectively, and recognize there are no distinctions between environmental and economic realities of everyday survival. By focusing on supporting women and families through education, community empowerment, and leadership building, we hope to create a network of trained community leaders to lead, speak, and act with a collective and influential voice regarding environmental and social issues impacting their neighborhoods.